Curb Appeal: Southside Place Resident Transforms Home on Elmora

Curb Appeal: Southside Place Resident Transforms Home on Elmora

When Jamie Broach and her family purchased their home on Elmora in Southside Place in 2011 she knew she was going to transform the house. The home had been on the market for a year and a half because of its lack of curb appeal, an unusually long amount of...
Soccer is a Family Affair for the Tsigos

Soccer is a Family Affair for the Tsigos

For Southside Place residents Terry and Julie Tsigos and their three children, soccer and sports are their life. The Tsigos family has been in involved with Houston Express Soccer since their oldest daughter Helena was three years old. Helena is now 11 and in the sixth grade at Annunciation Orthodox...
Elementary Students Answer the Age-Old Question: What is Love?

Elementary Students Answer the Age-Old Question: What is Love?

In honor of Valentine’s Day, West U Connections thought it would be fun to ask West U Elementary School students what, exactly, is love? The following responses are written as they were submitted, creative spelling and all. “Love is family, God, and you and me and everybody.” – Kane Davis,...
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Connecting with Kristine Martinez

Connecting with Kristine Martinez

If you are looking to put your home on the market soon, one thing to remember is first impressions are critical! Potential buyers will often preview houses on their own before actually scheduling showings with an agent. Most buyers form an impression of whether or not they like a home in the first 7-10 seconds...
Fairmont Home the Result of Hard Work and Renovation

Fairmont Home the Result of Hard Work and Renovation

In the heart of West U’s chimney is a farmhouse style home built in 1935. The home has been completely remodeled and has a three-bay garage with an apartment that has its own address. Michael McCoy has owned the home for 18 years. He moved to West U and purchased the home on Fairmont because...
Welcome to My Garden: Southside Place Home is Eye Catching

Welcome to My Garden: Southside Place Home is Eye Catching

It is not hard to notice Southside Place resident Roxanne Atkinson’s home on Auden. The orange tree, heavy with fruit, is one of the first things that catches the eye as well as the many potted plants, roses and garden sculptures she has in her front yard garden. Past the garden is a charming home...
Connecting with Your Publishers

Connecting with Your Publishers

There are so many beautiful and interesting homes in West University and Southside Place we could publish a magazine exclusively on the homes in this community. When we drove around selecting some of the houses we thought would be fun to feature, we spotted a home on Auden that really stood out from the others...
WULL to Kick Off 2015 Season with Opening Day Cermonies, Carnival

WULL to Kick Off 2015 Season with Opening Day Cermonies, Carnival

The West University Little League will kick off its 2015 Season with its Opening Day Ceremony, Carnival and Bazaar on Saturday, March 7. Thanks to the generosity of Cadence Bank, the Carnival’s Grand Sponsor, the event is free and open to the public. The Carnival will begin directly after Opening Ceremonies, from 11 a.m. to...
Father’s Love of Baseball Leads his Girls to WUSA

Father’s Love of Baseball Leads his Girls to WUSA

West University Place draws families to the community for many different reasons, but for the Monthy family it was the city’s youth sports programs. Jeremy and Wendi Monthy and their daughters Meridian and Talulah have been involved with the West University Softball Association for the last four years. Jeremy serves on the WUSA Board of...
Challenger Friendship Goes Beyond the Ballfields

Challenger Friendship Goes Beyond the Ballfields

When Challenger players and their “buddies” take to the fields or the court, friendships are made. A West U family, whose son plays in the league, bonded with a buddy and she became a part of their family. Zachary Smith is a 17-year-old athlete and sports enthusiast with Down syndrome. He plays basketball, soccer, football...
Connecting with Your Council

Connecting with Your Council

The West U Zoning and Planning Commission recently submitted to city council its recommendations for updating the city’s Commercial Zoning Code and fine tuning the zoning for two small parts of the city.  This is the culmination of more than five years of work by successive zoning and planning commissions to adapt the code for...
Connecting with Your Publisher

Connecting with Your Publisher

As we prepared for this month’s edition focusing on youth sports, I registered my youngest son for his first season playing Little League T-Ball. For me, it is like going back in time. It was 10 years ago when my older son played his first Little League season, and now a sophomore, he plays for...

WUSA to Kickoff Spring Season with Parade and Carnival

The West University Softball Association will kick off its spring season on Feb. 21 with its annual parade and carnival. The parade starts at 9 a.m., followed by the carnival on the fields of West U Elementary until 2 p.m. The event features bounce houses, face painting, fast pitch, games, confetti games, food and much...